Building the Altar

“To think is to confine yourself to a single thought that one day stands still like a star in the world’s sky.”

Martin Heidegger, “The Thinker as Poet”

Following a rapturous summer odyssey, the day has finally arrived for me to begin my first class in the fall semester 2019. I am always thrilled to teach at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. It has been a few years since I taught this course in the ancient humanities, and I have missed the experience.

But now, at 6 in the morning, I begin building the altar and preparing the fire, anticipating that good experiences will soon follow. It is always my hope that when the first class assembles, I will find a way once again to strike the anvil, expecting sparks to fly. Nietzsche would indeed label me as an arsonist-my intention is to start fires in the minds of anticipating students.

Thanks for reading.


2 Responses to “Building the Altar”

  1. Cheryl Rose Says:

    Have a great school year, David. We await your news on this journey as always. Your students are fortunate to have you as their instructor.


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